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Obama Warms to Energy Industry by Supporting Natural Gas

Huddled around the West Wing table were an unlikely group of co-conspirators with the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama.

One participant had been fighting Obama’s proposal to raise taxes by $24 billion on oil companies; another had complained that a federal labor board is hampering hiring; a third pushed Congress to repeal Obama’s provision to clean up pollution from boilers. On the one issue they were called to discuss on that April day, however, they could rally around the Democratic administration: its recent embrace of natural gas.